Holy Cross ex­pands in Mary­land

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Adam Ruben­fire

Holy Cross Hospi­tal in Sil­ver Spring, Md., has ex­panded to bet­ter meet the needs of the grow­ing Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-area sub­urb.

Holy Cross Health, a part of Livo­nia, Mich.- based Trin­ity Health, added a seven-story, 232,000-square­foot pa­tient-care build­ing to the hospi­tal, its largest ad­di­tion to the fa­cil­ity in more than 50 years.

The project adds 150 pri­vate pa­tient rooms in crit­i­cal care, in­ter­me­di­ate care and med­i­cal-sur­gi­cal units. The main hospi­tal build­ing’s crit­i­cal care and surgery ar­eas also were ex­panded.

The new build­ing will of­fi­cially open Nov. 1. The sys­tem held a rib­bon cut­ting for the hospi­tal ear­lier this month. It named the new hospi­tal’s cam­pus af­ter Kevin Sex­ton, CEO of Holy Cross Hospi­tal.

Holy Cross Hospi­tal’s ren­o­vated surgery space also in­cludes a des­ig­nated space for older adults. Se­nior care has been a pri­or­ity for the hospi­tal, which cre­ated an eight-bed Se­niors Emer­gency Cen­ter in 2008.

Of­fi­cials are work­ing to ob­tain LEED Gold Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion from the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil. Holy Cross has in­vested more than $450 mil­lion in ex­pand­ing its fa­cil­i­ties in re­cent years, open­ing Holy Cross Ger­man­town (Md.) Hospi­tal in 2014 and build­ing four health cen­ters for un­der­served pa­tients.

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